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Another week, another round of the scattered afternoon storms

July continues to behave like July, though we're already in a surplus of rainfall for the month at all climate stations-- not that that's a problem (we're still down for the year and in marginal drought conditions)

It's back to Monday... Back to more challenging weather patterns too.

First up will be the locally dense fog. Just like yesterday, similar conditions of low-level moisture plus zero wind flow equals plenty of opportunity for fog to seep into the valleys this morning. Here are some maps to keep tabs of things this morning:

GOES-13 Fog Product (Experimental) GOES-13 Fog Depth Estimate

On either map, the light blue represents (non-fog) cirrus, while the other colors represent fog prevalence and depth.

On to the day's weather... Here's the surface map for today:

HPC - Monday PM

We've been under the influence of weak high pressure, but that is about to get washed out completely today, helped out by the return of the scattered afternoon storms. Primarily for the mountains, they may be able to trickle westward to the Ohio border later in the day. Also on the map, the frontal system in the mid-west. This will be slowly making its approach, and not fully get here until the second-half of Tuesday. The Tuesday-Wednesday period will be the wettest for us, and also present the best opportunity for widespread thunderstorms.

HPC - Rainfall Projection - Through Wednesday PM

The little bulls-eye over central West Virginia is interesting-- though in the Summer time it's very difficult to get these to verify. Consider it as an indication that some more healthy showers and opportunities for downpours are on the way.

And, because the temperatures are what they are (via GFS):

GFS - Max Temps - Monday GFS - Max Temps - Tuesday GFS - Max Temps - Wednesday

...It should also be understood that we won't be looking at all day rains (again). More of the 'heating-hours-of-the-day' sort of thing. Highs will approach 90 each day, but it all depends on when the storms fire as to when those temperatures stop rising.

SPC - Severe Weather Outlook

And, oh yeah... We'll probably have to keep an eye out for the stronger storms too :-)

Full tracking maps below

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

From the Storm Prediction Center (below): Click For a Larger Image

Activity Overview Storm Outlook Watches Potential Watches Storm Reports
Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active Warnings
Current Temperatures HD Doppler Radar Estimated Rainfall Active NWS Warnings
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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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